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The Spencer Fane Intellectual Property team possesses both the technical knowledge and legal experience necessary to protect inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all sizes, allowing them to translate their creativity into marketable products and services.

Innovation is not static. We work with our clients to build a mutual understanding of the business and how it relates to the full life cycle and protectable scope of their intellectual property, focusing on maximizing long term value. Our team guides individuals and businesses through preparation and prosecution of complex patent, copyright, and trademark matters in patent offices around the world. We also assist our clients with more general technology issues including licensing, product development, due diligence, cyber security, innovation, IP theft, and assignment of ownership.

We have attorneys with backgrounds in medical science, molecular bioscience, biochemistry, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, computer science, and biology, so we understand how your products and those of your competitors compare from both a legal and working perspective. Our combination of industry experience, ranging from health care and financial services to automotive and aerospace, and sound legal judgment strengthens our clients’ competitive advantage in the market.

Communication plays a key role in the results Spencer Fane achieves for clients, which range from large corporations with expansive IP portfolios to individual inventors and entrepreneurs. Our attorneys are well versed in all areas of Intellectual Property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, enforceability of non-compete provisions, Internet law, privacy requirements, and security breach liability, giving us the ability to advocate for the best interests of clients both in and out of the courtroom to protect their intellectual property from infringement and defend their rightful products and services from false allegations.

Our Intellectual Property areas of focus include: